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Region in California, United States

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Silicon Valley: Region in California, United States
Silicon Valley is a region in the southern part of the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California that serves as a global center for high technology, innovation, and social media. It corresponds roughly to the geographical Santa Clara Valley, although its boundaries have increased in recent decades. San Jose is the Valley's largest city, the third-largest in California, and the tenth-largest in the United States. Other major Silicon Valley cities include Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Redwood City, Cupertino, Santa Clara, Mountain View, and Sunnyvale. The San Jose Metropolitan Area has the third-highest GDP per capita in the world, according to the Brookings Institution.

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Exclusive: SoftBank leads latest Alto Pharmacy funding round at over $1 billion valuation

SoftBank's second Vision Fund has led a new round of funding for Silicon Valley-based drug delivery firm Alto Pharmacy that valued it at over $1 billion, according to two people familiar with the..
Reuters - Published

Elon Musk returns to testify in defamation trial over 'pedo guy' tweets

Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk returned to court on Wednesday to resume testifying at a trial to decide whether he defamed a British diver whom the Silicon Valley billionaire called "pedo guy" on..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Silicon Valley


EU unveils plan to rein in U.S. tech giants [Video]EU unveils plan to rein in U.S. tech giants

The European Commission plans to create a single European market for data, hoping that pooling the region's deep industrial expertise could help build technology powerhouses to catch up with Silicon..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:28Published

Tesla, Microsoft, Facebook earnings roundup [Video]Tesla, Microsoft, Facebook earnings roundup

Tesla and Microsoft topped Wall Street earnings expectations on Wednesday, while Facebook reported rising costs and expenses. Yahaira Jacquez reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:01Published

Biden Slams Video Game Industry [Video]Biden Slams Video Game Industry

Joe Biden has slammed the video game industry in a recent NY Times interview. He called video game developers "little creeps" who make games "to teach you how to kill people." Biden's criticisms for..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

The Brief: Silicon valley lobbying in Brussels [Video]The Brief: Silicon valley lobbying in Brussels

The Brief: Silicon valley lobbying in Brussels

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 03:04Published

 

Sole CEO means simpler business for Alphabet: analysts

Alphabet's change of leadership should simplify the company's unorthodox management structure under new boss Sundar Pichai without creating unwanted turbulence in strategy at one of Silicon Valley's..
Reuters - Published

Elon Musk due back on witness stand in defamation trial stemming from tweets

Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk was due to resume testifying in his own defense on Wednesday at the trial for a defamation lawsuit filed by a British diver whom the Silicon Valley billionaire called..
Reuters - Published

Uber drives up prices for shared rides, Chicago data reveals

How much ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft charge customers throughout a day is one of the most closely held secrets in Silicon Valley.
Reuters - Published

Uber's carpool pricing strategy revealed by Chicago fare data

How much ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft charge customers throughout a day is one of the most closely held secrets in Silicon Valley.
Reuters - Published

How Silicon Valley enables online slave markets

Domestic workers have been illegally sold via Instagram and other apps on Google and Apple's stores.
BBC News - Published

Big tech, Twitter bans and Bing: U.S. Democrats spar over Silicon Valley on debate stage

U.S. Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren went after big tech during the Democratic debate on Tuesday but brushed off rival Kamala Harris's challenge to join her in calling for President..
Reuters - Published

What links Silicon Valley and tinned food?

What's the best way to encourage innovation?
BBC News - Published

China's Guangzhou rides economic change but keeps traditions

China's southern city of Guangzhou is at the heart of plans to link a cluster of cities in the Pearl River Delta, including Hong Kong and Macau, into a Greater Bay Area rivaling Silicon Valley and..
Reuters - Published

Pope urges Silicon Valley to avoid slide toward new "barbarism"

Pope Francis urged Silicon Valley giants on Friday to make sure technological advances such as artificial intelligence do not lead to a new "form of barbarism" where the law of the strongest prevails..
Reuters - Published

San Jose moves to ban natural gas in new residential buildings

San Jose, the 10th most populous U.S. city and political center of Silicon Valley, on Tuesday moved to ban natural gas in most new residential buildings beginning next year.
Reuters - Published

San Jose becomes first big U.S. city to discourage natural gas in buildings

San Jose, the 10th most populous U.S. city and political center of Silicon Valley, adopted new rules on Tuesday aimed at phasing out the use of natural gas in buildings.
Reuters - Published

Chinese professor accused of Huawei-related fraud asks why case was moved to Brooklyn

A lawyer for a Chinese professor accused of obtaining technology from a Silicon Valley startup to benefit China's Huawei on Wednesday told a federal judge that he would like to know why the case is in..
Reuters - Published

Huawei's U.S. research arm sends workers packing

Futurewei Technologies Inc, the U.S. research arm of China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, began laying off workers on Monday, according to employees including one who spoke to Reuters as he left the..
Reuters - Published

The Silicon Valley space race

The battle between two billionaires vying to take us to the Moon and beyond.
BBC News - Published

Facebook campus given all-clear after sarin scare

Facebook's Silicon Valley campus received the all-clear on Tuesday after fears that a package at its mail facility contained the nerve agent sarin.
Reuters - Published

Two possibly exposed to sarin at Facebook California facility: official

Two people were possibly exposed to the nerve agent sarin at a Facebook Inc mail facility in Silicon Valley which has been evacuated, a local fire official said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, top deputy ordered to stand trial in 2020

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes and her former second-in-command at the Silicon Valley blood-testing startup were ordered on Friday to stand trial next year on fraud charges stemming from their..
Reuters - Published

Silicon Valley parents banning tech for their kids

silicon valley parents banning tech for their kids
"You don't teach creativity by going into the creativity app," says one father limiting screen time.
BBC News - Published

Infineon revs up auto business with $10 billion Cypress deal

Germany's Infineon has agreed to buy Silicon Valley-based Cypress Semiconductor for $10 billion, in an expensive move by Europe's largest chip-maker to expand further in next-generation automobiles..
Reuters - Published

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